Opinion: It’s Time to Take IT Governance Seriously

June 20, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE:  Computerworld

Whether we as an industry like to admit it or not, we have a problem when it comes to how IT is regarded in the boardroom and at the senior executive level of many New Zealand organisations. However, this is not an IT problem; this is an overall corporate governance issue and the consequence of failing to understand technology deployments at board level is significant.

There are two important reasons successful companies ensure there is IT and IT governance experience at their board level.

The first is around efficiency, innovation and competitive advantage. Technologists understand the value a good business-aligned IT strategy brings to an organisation. For example, the increased business opportunities in being the first supermarket offering online shopping, or the airline providing full-service online, or the increased yields by incorporating IT in farm or stock management. The possible scenarios are endless.

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